Author: Arthur Laffin
144 pages, 5.5” x 8.5”
What does it mean to follow Jesus’ way of the Cross and to place our trust in God for our true security, instead of in nuclear weapons that can destroy all life on earth? How do we find hope and courage to stand for God’s reign of love, justice and nonviolence in a world threatened by nuclear weapons and other perils? This new edition of The Risk of the Cross
will inspire Christians seeking answers to these questions today, just as the first edition helped Christians a generation ago. Each small-group session focuses on Jesus’ call to discipleship in Mark’s gospel —and links to information and inspiration for embracing the way of gospel nonviolence and taking action to avert nuclear annihilation and abolish nuclear weapons.
August 6-9, 2022 marks the 77th anniversary of the US nuclear bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. On January 20, 2022, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists set the "Doomsday Clock" to 100 seconds to midnight due to continuing and dangerous threats posed by nuclear weapons, climate change and worsening world tensions. Pope Francis has declared that the possession of nuclear weapons is immoral. The United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has now been ratified by 61 nations and entered into force on January 22, 2021, thereby making nuclear weapons illegal under international law. However, the US and the other eight nuclear armed nations refuse to ratify the TPNW. This book is an invaluable resource for all followers of Jesus committed to bringing about peace, social justice and a disarmed world. Additionally, it is a timely resource for parish study and reflection during Advent and Lent.Click here
to see a sample of this book.